Entries by Stephanie

Adverse Anesthesia Events: Are They Inevitable?

Statistically speaking, anesthesia-related deaths are very rare: only one death is reported per every 200,000 – 300,000 events. But as with any medical procedure, there is room for improvement, including more stringent monitoring techniques and widespread adoption of best practices. Both of these suggestions can pave the way for standardized procedures to make that statistic […]

The Case for Case Studies

As a medical provider, you know the inherent risk and likelihood of unforeseen adverse events. You may need advice when these situations unfold. CARE, through our partnership with OmniSure, offers a helpline specifically for such issues. The helpline assists with questions about specific incidents, risk mitigation, and regulatory-related issues. We then use the information gathered […]

What is Professional Liability Insurance for Healthcare Professionals?

Also known as medical malpractice insurance, professional liability coverage protects healthcare workers from financial risk associated with patient bodily injury, medical expenses, and property damage. As with any legal-laden issues, the cost associated with risk mitigation can be substantial. And it’s not solely about paying claims, because insurers also spend a considerable amount of money […]

Choosing Your Medical Malpractice Insurance Carrier 

One of the biggest decisions a physician makes is who they choose as their medical malpractice insurance provider. Hopefully price isn’t the only barometer for decision making, because many insurers provide different services at different price points. Naturally, you want an optimal plan at a reasonable price, but there are other factors to consider, such as: Personal/professional […]

The Benefits of a Solid Risk Management Plan

It’s imperative to be proactive in healthcare. Not only in caring for your patients and staff, but also to stay ahead of any inherent risks to your business. A solid risk management plan reduces your liability in the first place, and acts to minimize litigation (should it happen). This protects not only your financial standing […]

CARE and OmniSure: A Solid Partnership

CARE Professional Liability Association has partnered with OmniSure Consulting Group, a risk management and loss-control firm, to provide you with complimentary access to Risk Fitness®, which is an online tool that helps reduce your professional risk. This includes the RiskFit® library, email tips, and the RiskFit® helpline. As the program name implies, it’s designed to ensure your firm’s well-being. […]

Medical Malpractice Concerns: Mitigating Your Risk

Can physicians and providers take steps to mitigate their malpractice lawsuit risk? While it may seem an inevitability, there are measures you can take to protect yourself and your practice. The first step involves patient relations. Having a solid rapport with patients before any issues arise is the best way to instill confidence and trust. […]